Soon many of you will be hearing the sound of your books hitting the doormat or your mailbox. So we are sharing the Warband Cost Calculator we created to enable you to quickly work out the points costs of your Warbands or your own creations. You can find it on the Additional Material page.
It is relatively simple to use:
1. Put the figure’s name/type at the top.
2. Use the drop down lists in each row to specify your figure’s religion, attributes, armour, weapons, equipment, traits, hero points and powers.
Then your figure’s points cost will appear at the bottom of that column.
If you want to calculate your Warband’s overall cost then fill in the quantity of each figure type in the row marked ‘No. of Figures’ and, through the magic of Excel, your Warband cost will appear in row 33.
You will find that once you have all of a Warband’s possible figure types in the calculator then you can quickly compose a list to a specified points value (i.e. 250 points) just by altering the numbers of each figure type and by fiddling with some of their Warband options.
Rows 26 and 27 allow you to add things not in the normal range of options, such as legendary weapons and armour. For these you shall have to fill in their points cost in the cost column yourselves.
We have produced similar calculators in the past for IHMN and Daisho and we have found them very useful for people who want to create their own new and unusual figures. As many of you know, we at The Ministry actively encourage you to do this, the only proviso being that you agree the new figure with your opponents before play begins. We also look forwards to you sharing your creations with us here, or on the Blood Eagle Facebook page.
Now, we are not Microsoft Engineers, so there might be bugs in there or ways to improve it. Please feel free to let us know about these so we can make it better.
One idea I had, but have not had time to explore, was to also have a full roster sheet at the front which filled up automatically from the calculator sheet so after you have chosen your list for the day you could just print it off (hint, hint…).